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ICSE Las Palmas New headquarters

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The new building of ICSE Las Palmas presents advanced characteristics for its time, trying to set trends and trasmit the values that it exemplifies: sustainabilty, environment, integration, accessibility, equality… For this purpose it is based on a series of properties and particularities that make it an unique construction in the Canary Islands.

The building has more than 5500 m2 of constructed area. The idiosyncrasy of the company must be reflected in each of its corners. Four basic precepts have been the ones that have guided the decision-making in the construction process:

  • Representativeness: It is intended that the new ICSE leave its mark and open unexplored paths in the Canarian archipelago. There are no such facilities on any of the seven islands.
  • Innovation: A unique degree of innovation that defines sustainable architecture and engineering: double skin façade, use of high-quality noble materials, LED lighting, photovoltaic panels, wind energy, biomass, water recycling, ...
  • Efficiency: The search for maximum energy efficiency has been and continues to be a priority. All equipment and facilities are at the highest level of environmental respect.
  • Teaching: ICSE has been dedicated to training since 1979. For this reason, the foundation that sustains the building is that all the elements have been designed and built with a marked didactic character.

Main Characteristics of the New Building


Respect for the Enviroment

Specified in the maximum energy rating, being the only building in the Canary Islands that has the A RATING, according to the parameters of Royal Decree 235/2013 by which the Energy Certification of Buildings is approved. The LEED PLATINUM Rating Category is chosen, pending approval by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).


Home Automation Control

Of the building, both in terms of climate, lighting and access control, including external slats with "sunflower effect" that move according to the lighting conditions. This minimizes the possible malfunction of the center due to human interaction.


Universal Accessibility

Since its origen, the center has been designed so that anyone, regardless of their physical abilities, can Access to any part of it and enjoy its facilities.


Gender Equality

All the centre's facilities are designed based on non-discrimination or segregation based on gender.


Easy Communication

The amazing location of the Building makes immediate communication possible from any part of the island. Just 500 meters away, equivalent to 6 minutes on foot, is the Parque Santa Catalina interchange, which has connections, by bus, with the airport, the center and the south of the island.